If you are a landlord or property manager in Broward County, you need to be aware of three recently passed ordinances.
Fair Notice of Rent Increase
Broward County landlords are required to serve tenants with 60 days written notice before raising rent more than 5%. This law is effective May 1, 2022, for new leases, and September 1, 2022, for renewals. During the 60 days the tenant must accept the rent increase, reach an acceptable compromise on the rent, or reject the increase. After the 60 days the landlord may impose the increased rent or require the tenant to vacate.
Notice of Termination of Tenancy
Effective May 1, 2022, Broward County landlords must give 60 days written notice to tenants before terminating a month to month tenancy. The notice must be delivered at least 60 days before the end of the monthly rental period.
If the tenant terminates the tenancy, the tenant is also required to give the landlord 60 days written notice.
Notice of Late Fees
Effective June 15, 2022, Broward County landlords must serve tenants with a written notice before assessing a late fee. A new notice is required each time a late fee is assessed. Download a sample notice here.